by: Agence France-Presse

Donald Trump launched into one other Twitter tirade in opposition to James Comey on Sunday, hours earlier than the printed of an prolonged interview with the fired former FBI director about his interactions with the US president.

Excerpts of the interview with ABC News have already got been aired, as have evaluations of Comey’s new memoir “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” which likens Trump to a dishonest, ego-driven mob boss who demanded a pledge of loyalty from his FBI chief.

The excerpts sparked one other livid spherical of tweets by Trump, calling Comey a “slime ball” and saying he “stupidly” dealt with a probe into Trump’s 2016 election rival Hillary Clinton.

“I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. I hardly even knew this guy. Just another of his many lies. His ‘memos’ are self serving and FAKE!” stated one tweet.

In one other, the president undertook a mini-review of Comey’s memoir: “The big questions in Comey’s badly reviewed book aren’t answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn’t they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe’s $700,000 & more?”

He stated Comey threw former lawyer common Loretta Lynch “under the bus,” an allusion to Comey’s having criticized Lynch in the memoir for suggesting that he consult with an investigation into Clinton’s use of a non-public e mail server whereas secretary of state as solely a “matter.”

“Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary,” Trump asks in one other Tweet.

Comey, who was fired by Trump final 12 months, acknowledged in the interview that his perception that Clinton could be elected president “was a factor” in his resolution to reopen the e-mail probe 11 days earlier than the US election, a growth that Clinton blames for her shock defeat.

“I don’t remember spelling it out, but it had to have been, that she’s going to be elected president and if I hide this from the American people, she’ll be illegitimate the moment she’s elected, the moment this comes out,” Comey stated.

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His feedback echoed a quote from his memoir, in which he stated it was “entirely possible” his concern over Clinton’s legitimacy “bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer or if Donald Trump were ahead in all polls.”

“Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe,” Trump tweeted.

“In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!” he wrote.

Clinton has beforehand stated she believes Comey’s announcement performed a component in her dropping the presidency.

“After the Comey letter, my momentum was stopped,” she informed NPR in late 2017.

“My numbers dropped, and we were scrambling to try to put it back together, and we ran out of time.”